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  • Gold Skyrockets After Fed Pledges "Unlimited" Cash To Boost Economy

    Published 24 March 2020 | viewed 3,765 times

    The gold price surged on Monday after the US Federal Reserve promised to pump “unlimited” amounts of money into the financial system, boosting the metal’s…

  • Gold Still Beating Much Of The Market Despite Sell-Off

    Published 21 March 2020 | viewed 7,593 times

    Like most asset classes, gold is being affected by the unprecedented economic and financial market conditions in play around the world. The recent volatility seen…

  • Is The Mining Industry Prepared For A Coronavirus Commodity Slump?

    Published 18 March 2020 | viewed 6,290 times

    The metals and mining sector will be moderately exposed as a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak worldwide, said Moody’s in its latest report on…

  • Copper Prices Plummet As China Faces First GDP Drop In 44 Years

    Published 17 March 2020 | viewed 6,941 times

    Copper prices plunged on Monday after China released a set of economic data showing the deepest declines on record for industrial production and fixed asset…

  • Gold Crashes Below $1,600

    Published 13 March 2020 | viewed 3,379 times

    Gold could not escape the carnage on global financial markets on Thursday as the growing panic about the spread of coronavirus infections outside China saw…

  • China's $570 Billion Stimulus Is A Boon For Copper

    Published 12 March 2020 | viewed 3,415 times

    Copper and iron ore prices have held up surprisingly well as markets in the West belatedly come to grips with the coronavirus pandemic and China…

  • Output In World's Largest Copper Mine Is Falling

    Published 09 March 2020 | viewed 4,046 times

    Chile’s Codelco, the world’s top copper producer, saw output fall once again in January to 118,600 tonnes, a 6.8% drop when compared to the same…

  • Protestors Block Entrance To Major Mining Convention

    Published 02 March 2020 | viewed 2,935 times

    On its opening day, the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada annual convention was hit by a protest led by the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network…

  • "Shock And Awe" Gold Trading Sends Prices Tumbling

    Published 28 February 2020 | viewed 3,519 times

    Gold’s reputation as a safe haven in times of financial turmoil was tarnished on Friday as the growing panic about the spread of coronavirus infections…

  • Rio Tinto To Spend $1 Billion To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

    Published 26 February 2020 | viewed 2,019 times

    Rio Tinto (ASX, LON, NYSE: RIO) will spend $1 billion over the next five years to reduce its carbon footprint and have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by…

  • Cobalt May Be The Key To Clean Hydrogen Fuel

    Published 24 February 2020 | viewed 3,485 times

    A research team from the Tokyo Institute of Technology created the first visible-light photoanode made of titanium dioxide or TiO2 enhanced with cobalt. The anode…

  • Miners Face Greater Headwinds

    Published 17 February 2020 | viewed 6,080 times

    A report by Fitch Ratings states that, in the current context of geopolitical tensions, natural disasters and epidemics like that of the novel coronavirus, mining…

  • This Gold Miner Just Increased Its Dividends By 40%

    Published 12 February 2020 | viewed 3,107 times

    Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX) (NYSE: GOLD) posted on Wednesday a better-than-expected quarterly profit and gave investor a more than welcome 40% dividend increase thanks to strong gold prices. The…

  • BHP Takes The Crown As World’s Top Copper Miner

    Published 11 February 2020 | viewed 3,954 times

    BHP Group on Monday became the world’s largest copper miner based on production after Chile’s copper commission announced a slide in output at state-owned Codelco.…

  • Can Canada Revitalize Its Mining Industry?

    Published 05 February 2020 | viewed 5,594 times

    The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) released its annual Facts & Figures report on Tuesday, saying it is time is for the industry to fulfill its potential as…

  • Why Russia Is Trading Influence For Profit In Africa

    Published 04 February 2020 | viewed 4,101 times

    While Russia has been playing for power in Africa in recent years by sending arms, offering mercenaries and cinching mining deals, the foundations of Moscow’s…

  • Ethical Investors Fight For A Greener Mining Industry

    Published 03 February 2020 | viewed 7,777 times

    The mining and metals sector is facing greater scrutiny from communities at host countries, end consumers and society at large, demanding transparent, ethical supply chains,…

  • Iron Prices Fall Victim To Coronavirus Panic

    Published 29 January 2020 | viewed 3,781 times

    Benchmark iron ore prices fell on Wednesday after as China, responsible for more than 70 percent of the world’s seaborne iron ore trade, struggles to…

  • Five Things To Watch In The Battery Metals Market

    Published 28 January 2020 | viewed 4,641 times

    Many in the battery raw materials market were likely happy to see the back of 2019, as it was a year characterized largely by falling…

  • Copper Slides Under Coronavirus Concerns

    Published 27 January 2020 | viewed 4,014 times

    The copper price dropped further on Monday as the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, where 40 million people are now under lockdown in the central…